UPDATED 5Jun2017: Cheap lumber meant for framing houses is the least expensive source of wood, and some of it also happens to be great for building fine woodworking projects of all kinds. Hard to believe? Perhaps, but it’s true. Even experienced woodworkers are often surprised […]Continue Reading
The world of saw blades is like poker. The longer the hand goes on, the higher the stakes get. The made-in-Italy Diablo Tracking Point blade is a perfect example. It’s the newest blade to hit the market and it’s the […]Continue Reading
I got the chance to check out Milwaukee’s new (as of March 2017) wide blade tapes and I thought you might like to see what I discovered. These 16′ and 25′ tapes are the most recent example of evolutionary improvement in […]Continue Reading
*TOOLS: See a great circular saw blade in action against steel.
*CONSTRUCTION: See a little item makes high-rises safer.
*WOOD FINISHING: See milk paint problem and solution.
*METALWORKING: The amazing power of water jet cutting.
Sap from softwoods is like the famous escape artist Houdini. It can get through almost anything. Unfortunately, there’s no certain way to stop sap when it’s determined to ooze out of wood in large quantities. And the problem is always […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 2Aug2019: By the time you finish reading this article and watching the videos that come up later, you’ll know exactly how to create a glass-smooth finish on wood. If you pay attention and get the details right, you’ll be one of […]Continue Reading
*DIY: See a home-made electrical generator in action.
*BACKWOODS SMARTS: See a home-made generator running.
*COOL TOOLS: See world’s highest voltage circular saw in action.
*NATURE: See the melting shoreline of Manitoulin Island
Saw blades for hand-held circular saws are getting better all the time. Click below to see how this new style of blade handles a whole bunch of deck screws and an angled rip cut. It’s made by Diablo, a company that […]Continue Reading
*NATURE: See a massive, newly hatched cecropia moth.
*HOMEBUILDING: Cut and install fancy sidewall shingles.
*WOODWORKING: Save money making trim and molding.
*POWER TOOLS: Learn the basics of choosing and using a drill.
Want to build your own exterior door? Everything you need to get started is right here. Click to learn.Continue Reading